Ultimate Queenstown

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Book - Treble Cone Ski Area


With 550ha of inbound terrain, Treble Cone is the largest ski area in NZ’s South Island.

It's 700m vertical rise is the longest in the Queenstown’s Southern Lakes District, creating runs like the 4km High Street / Easy Rider leg burner. Treble Cone Ski Resort is famous for the long un-crowded groomed slopes accessed from the Saddle Basin and Home Basin chairlift, legendary off-piste terrain of Motatapu Chutes and Saddle Basin and unrivalled views appreciated from every aspect.

Maximum Vertical - This is one large ski area you have to see to believe!

Season Dates:

  • Opening Day - Thursday 27th June
  • Closing Day - Sunday 22nd September

Operating Hours:

  • Lift Operation Hours: 9AM – 4PM
  • Cafe Operation Hours: 8AM – 4:30PM

Lift Prices: Flexi Passes valid at Treble Cone and Cardrona on consecutive or non-consecutive days.

  • Adult prices from $95 per day
  • Child prices from $48 per day
  • Student prices from $73 per day

Resort Area: 

  • Ski Area Size: 550ha (1,359 acres)
  • Summit Elevation: 2088m (6,850ft)
  • Lift Elevation: 1960m (6,430ft)
  • Base Elevation: 1260m (4,110ft)
  • Lift Serviced Vertical Drop: 700m (2,321ft)
  • Longest Run: 4km (2.5miles)
  • Beginner Terrain: 10%
  • Intermediate Terrain: 45%
  • Advanced Terrain: 45%
  • Fun Park: Jazz Intermediate Park & Jazz Kid’s Fun Trail

Lift & Snow Maintenance Details:

  • 6 Seater Express Chairlift: Home Basin
  • Express Quad Chairlift: Saddle Basin
  • Surface Platter: Nice ‘n’ Easy
  • Magic Carpet: Beginner Magic Carpet
  • Total Lift Capacity:4,500 people per hour
  • Snowmaking: 50ha (123 acres)
  • Snow Grooming Cats: 2 X Kassbohrer (one winch cat)

Definitions for Lift Passes:

  • Child – aged 6-17 years or still attending secondary school. Proof of age may be requested.
  • People under 6 years old and above 75 years old ski for FREE.
  • FREE Learner Lift Pass is valid on the Magic Carpet and Nice 'n' Easy Platter lift.
  • All ski lift passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Day Pass:
One day lift pass to Treble Cone

  • Adult $149.00

2 Day Lift Pass:
Two day lift pass to Treble Cone.

  • Adult $268.00


Our pick for the most consistent snow and best time of year to visit Queenstown in winter months is late July to early September!


If you don’t have kids then travel outside of the incredibly busy school holiday periods. It may save you time and money! Plus you don’t have to share the slopes with the holiday crowds!

New Zealand School Holidays:   Saturday 6th July to Sunday 21st July 
Australian School Holidays:        Saturday 29th June to Sunday 21st July


There are loads of great winter events on in 2019, so plan your trip around these if you fancy taking part (or not!)

Queenstown Winter Festival:       Thursday 20th June – Sunday 23rd June
Gay Ski Week:                              Friday 30th August - Sunday 8th September
SnowBoxx NZ:                              Dates to be announced. 

Treble Cone Ski Area Location

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